MELBOURNE - Harry Kewell will return to Melbourne Heart's starting lineup today for a Melbourne A-League derby dominated by the opposing managers.
In the blue corner for the first time is Kevin Muscat, eager to establish a commanding derby record no Victory manager has mustered.
And in the red corner is John Aloisi, dancing a little too closely along the coaching precipice with no wins in 15.
Aloisi can finally call on captain Kewell to take the toss - his first start since the last derby which finished 0-0 - but in doing so erases another excuse not to snap his winless streak.
Despite the grim record that has Heart bottom of the league, the Heart don't feel like a club about to sack the coach.